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September 29, 2009



Jennifer Rubin, as usual, defines Obama rather well:

In the swarm of speeches, pronouncements, legislative gambits (how’s cap-and-trade doing these days?), and endless appearances, Obama has become omnipresent but ineffectual. He talks about everything but accomplishes virtually nothing. He has a single domestic “achievement”—a failed stimulus plan. His foreign policy is in disarray. Maybe he is everywhere on TV because that’s what he knows how to do—with no follow-through, hard decision-making, or consensus-building required.

Where is Paul Revere when his nation needs him?


So it seems we elected an ineffectual perpetual candidate who loves to hear himself talk but can't get anything done. Gee, no one saw this coming.


Gee, no one saw this coming.

Except those who didn't vote for him. Hm, maybe there's a connection?


Obama is just a grifter....our country elected a grifter. A commenter at Am. Thinker, Seven, said his book should be titled, "Dreams From My Neighbor".


More like "Dreams from my Creator".


To be fair though,Obama is consistent,he is continuing to keep his CV blank.


I keep sending the Am. Thinker links to Drudge. Cashill, O'Keefe, Giles, Breitbart, Beck...these people are doing God's work.

Pathetic ego.

Commentator and WSJ say Sarkozy in particular, but others, are very angry with Obama for not announcing the Iran bit the day earlier, at the UN.


Ok, thats IT!!!!!

I'm adding Sarkozy to the "vast right wing conspiracy" list!!!!

*jots name on list*


Via Instapundit: THE SILENCE OF Marcus the Lamb.

Heh! We don't seem to have columnists, country, or education like this anymore. Let's hear it for Aussies!

Jack is Back!


What do we need with sharp, witty intellect in our columnists when we have MoDo, Bob Herbert, Paul Krugman and E.J. Dionne?

Sure I laugh hard at Birmingham and Steyn but for a real belly laugh all I have to do is visit the NYT's and read the most sophomoric, imbecilic, capricious drivel since I was on my high school newspaper staff.


Hey JiB and all other JOM pundits/pundettes, per FishbowlDC, the Washington Post is having a contest:


ould you be the next Dana Milbank or Eugene Robinson? Starting today through October 21st, WaPo is taking submissions- ten of which will then compete in "rounds of challenges testing the skills a modern pundit must possess," including writing on deadline, appearing on video, and fielding questions from Post readers.

The final prize is a 13-week column to appear in print and/or online, at the rate of $200 per column, totaling $2,600.

Patrick R. Sullivan

Well, unlike some, this gal can write and come in before deadline:

Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate, has finished her memoir just four months after the book deal was announced, and the release date has been moved up from the spring to Nov. 17, her publisher said.

"Governor Palin has been unbelievably conscientious and hands-on at every stage, investing herself deeply and passionately in this project," said Jonathan Burnham, publisher of Harper. "It's her words, her life, and it's all there in full and fascinating detail."


Is a pre requisite for that job, is you have to ignorant of any of the facts involved, and have a patented sneer toward
every American institution

Gregory Koster

"The final prize is a 13-week column to appear in print and/or online, at the rate of $200 per column, totaling $2,600."

All the other contestants are hauled off for examination and inquiry into their lust for self-mutilation.

As for Paul Revere, what would he be saying these days:

"The French are coming!"

"One if ACORN, two if SEIU."

Jack is Back, you do list a funny crowd of TIMES columnists, but you left out the funniest: David Brooks. Each column contains your minimum daily requirement of "I am a TRUE conservative," which you won't be able to swallow for all the laughing you are doing.


Actually she was on the road for the last monthes of the year, but not enough heard
her call

hit and run

Could you be the next Dana Milbank or Eugene Robinson? ... The final prize is a 13-week column to appear in print and/or online, at the rate of $200 per column, totaling $2,600.

Makes Sense: being called the next Eugene Milbank is so bad, they have to pay someone to endure it.


Could you be the next Dana Milbank or Eugene Robinson?

I don't think so. I can't imagine how to sustain a brain injury that would be serious enough, yet non-fatal.

I wonder what it would be worth to the Post to have another Dana Milbank?

$200 per column, totaling $2,600

Sounds about right.


"Could you be the next Dana Milbank or Eugene Robinson?"

If so,help is at hand.Just one JournoGo pill in the morning will relieve those irritating symptoms of punditry.


It's too much like the Python sketch, with Ken the boxer, with the tiny piece of brain
left. I mean Milbank is sometimes unintentionally amusing like when did the
Elmer Fudd wardrobe, as a parody to Cheney,
put he's an 'acquired taste, like plague, mange and the View, which I have no intention of acquiring


Hhmmm - Bill Kristol thinks Obama may make a "surprise" visit to Afghanistan:

David Axelrod and Rahm Emanuel aren’t stupid: Expect to see Barack Obama get on the plane after his session with the International Olympics Committee at mid-day Friday Copenhagen time, and be in Afghanistan with our troops five hours later, in time for the evening news Friday here in the U.S.

"I keep sending the Am. Thinker links"

Janet, the big government site is kicking out ACORN destroying articles so quickly, I believe it is almost impossible to keep up.

Massive voter fraud.

What is needed at this point, as I see it is a means to get this info into the hands of every single person who cares about America.


I don't think so. I can't imagine how to sustain a brain injury that would be serious enough, yet non-fatal.

Come on, bgates. This sounds like a golden opportunity for a snow job on WaPo. A smart guy, say a guy like bgates, writes a witty, center-left entry with just enough snark thrown Obama's way (and a teabagger joke for good measure) to catch the judges' eye. Then, after he wins the contest, very slowly over the course of 13 weeks, he moves the column further and further to the right, getting funnier all the time. It could be brilliant.

Jack is Back!

The fact of the matter is:

"At JOM, we are all Dana Milbanks".

And the WaPo doesn't realize it. Why don't they take a couple of daddy's, Bishops, DoT's, Clarice's, bgates, JHanes, JHW, or other's comments and put the $260 in Tom's tip jar?

Nah, that would be too easy and which one of the above would be able to show up on Hard Ball wearing a hunting cap and orange vest?


I have a plan. I have many plans. Public plans, secret plans, plans in progress, and plans in the planning stage.

Each of these plans will bring prosperity from chaos, and they must be enacted immediately without the delay of review. You would like my plans a lot if you could see them, but the time is not right just now. Still, we will act with speed to implement them.

The world will tremble with gratitude when it sees the result of my plans. I have applied my enormous mind and ego to the development and success of these plans. I plan to make you all happy, as best as can be done in this world of woe. I will bring you to a new prosperity, or at least I will save you from the collapse that would have happened without my planning ability.

I plan to be your leader forever. Rejoice.

Where is the policy paper, Obama's/Congress's research on healthcare reform?

Jack is Back!

Uh, Oh! He's in big trouble now.

Joe Friday is on the case - "just the facts, ma'am".


At least he keeps smiling..... at LUN


peter: That was interesting - creepy - but interesting.

I wonder who will follow up on the Joker poster with one of The Mask. From zero to hero! ugh.


Obama apparently is a "stealth Brither"


The 2nd link at my 1:40 PM post got messed up.
The LUN should be here.

"Rathke, a pioneer of the so-called welfare rights movement that aims to get Americans on welfare, devotes an entire chapter of his book to what he calls “The ‘Maximum Eligible Participation’ Solution.” It is a strategy for orchestrated crisis that savvy leftist groups across America are likely to embrace."


I think the plan is for Obama's continual strutting to generate media coverage to keep your eyes off the amazing "coup de pouce" that tyrannical majority of Dems in Congress is concocting. Not that the MSM is paying attention, or reporting any malfeasance they see in the sausage-making process of ObamaCare prestidigitation.

The French are now beginning to pine for the bad ol' days of Neo-Cons, and I riffed off the Wall Street Journal commentaries today which demonstrate that the French understand Obama's attempts at a "coup de theatre" better than we do. Even Gordon Brown is miffed at Obama, for chrissakes.



I think you're right. I've been very suspicious of the Big Media Subject Change from ObamaCare to Afghanistan/Iran/Olympics in the last week or two. It's got to be a smokescreen for the Congressional dealmaking.


Thanks for the links Pagar.

Native son

Right Rahm Emanuel and Axelrod aren't stupid but neither are the regualr citizens of this country. We are wise to their staging. Why should Obama stop off in Afghanistan at this time? The commander of our forces in that country has issued a report and recommendation even though he had talked with Obamam only once in two months. Does Obama, with his overflowing military resume, think he will be able to assess the situation better than a military man. If he goes, we know it is just for publicity, and he won';t be fooling anyone but the gullible. He is fooling himself if he doesn't understand that. .

Native son

I should have proof read. I got a couple of typo errors, but I think the meaning is clearly stated.

hit and run

In the category of You Couldn't Make This Shit Up If You Tried:

Obama's http://washingtontimes.com/news/2009/sep/28/at-the-presidents-pleasure/>"Safe School Czar" once encouraged a 15 year old student to continue sexual relationship with older man when he was a teacher.

Lighten up, Francis -- he told the kid to wear a condom. What could be safer than that?


Loser President
Loser news media
Loser entertainment industry...Streisand Admits At Historic Show:'Singing 'People' Is Boring' um, yeah....and at Ace's - Woody Allen signs Petition Demanding Release of Child Rapist.


--I should have proof read. I got a couple of typo errors, but I think the meaning is clearly stated.--

You're gonna have to do better in the future, Native Son.
Some of us average five or six typos per post and not a few wouldn't know a clear statement if it lit on our nose and spit in our eye.

Thomas Collins

As a supplement to Ignatz's comment, Native son, there is the "JOM practice" of not correcting a typo if it is an obvious typo (to avoid having follow-up comments that say things such as "delete ; and insert:"). this practice is regularly violated, and I am one of the worst offenders.

Thomas Collins

Delete "t" in the word beginning the sentence in the next to last line of my last comment and insert "T."

See what I mean, Native son? Some folks never learn! :-))

JM Hanes

"Well - if Obama is hazy on his status, we have to blame Supreme Court Supremo John Roberts."

That would be John Roberts, the right wing Chief Justice appointed by..... Bush, no?

Gregory :-)

I can see getting a lot of mileage out of that Paul Revere concept.

Death by a thousand cuts is coming!

2,600 if by Robinson, more if by MoDo, millions if ACORN, billions by SEIU.

Death by a thousand cuts is not coming: 1) if you work for the federal government, 2) if you join a union, 3) if you're a community organizer, 4) if you give money to Obama 2012, 5) if you agree to a stint in re-education camp, or 10 days at the domesticated Gitmo with Hmm, Hmm, Hmm, Obama piped into your cell 24/7.

Jack is Back!

At a certain Catholic school (actually the one my son attends) they will from time to time issue a Notice of Concern which is a form that lists behavioral and academic problems the student may be experiencing, like taking too much, not listening, being disruptive, showing disrespect, etc.

I am issuing a Notice of Concern to Barack (aka Barry) Obama (aka Soetero) for talking excessively, not listening and ignoring his work assignments.

To address these problems I am recommending to his parents (David and Rahm) and his grandfather/sponsor/guardian (George Soros) that he be banned from TV (not watching but being on) and to actually sit at his desk and do his assignments as prioritized. He is not to be allowed to travel to places not part of the curriculum (i.e. Denmark) and it is further recommended he start to listen more intently to his teachers/advisors about safety and security.

If his behavior and attention span do not approve then we will just have to put him back a grade the next time it happens.

Mr. Emmanuel, if you would please acknowledge this Notice by signing on the bottom. You do not have to request a teacher conference at this time but if it continues we may have no other choice.

JM Hanes


"which one of the above would be able to show up on Hard Ball wearing a hunting cap and orange vest?"

More than you might think.


which one of the above would be able to show up on Hard Ball wearing a hunting cap and orange vest?

Be vewy, vewy quiet. I'm hunting Kwis Matthews.



After reading the piece at BigGovernment.com, I sent an email to firegrants@dhs.gov earlier this afternoon, requesting information about what specific expertise ACORN Institute brought to which FEMA requirements, and I just received the following reply:

This is being investigated at this time
Somebody is reading the email there.

ACORN gets the money, the taxpayer gets:
"This is being investigated at this time"
Doesn't look like ACORN is losing.

Fresh Air

Also, F.Y.I.: "presidebt" is spelled correctly.


Well, no, they sure didn't lose this one. They got $1M from FEMA for who knows what, probably nothing, but we should keep on top of the gov't slime who fund them.


"These Persians lie like a rug."

Personally I thought this was the best line from Richard Cohen in his WaPo column. But it's obviously racist, so my question is why isn't anybody criticizing Cohen for racism? When did it become okay for WaPo columnists to tar entire nations or entire ethnic groups with such broad strokes of hate-mongering slurs?

Any Conservative saying something remotely similar would have been immediately hounded out of decent society by the Washington Post Editorial Board, yet for Cohen to say such stuff is somehow okay?

Here, lets try an experiment.
Let's think of some other variations of Cohen's "These Persians lie like a rug" and see if we can find one that would get Washington Post columnists all hot and bothered enough to drum somebody out of elective office and out of decent society.

These Jews are cheap bastards.
These Persians lie like a rug.
These Mexicans are lazy.
These Persians lie like a rug.
These Kenyans are stupid.
These Persians lie like a rug.
These Russians are drunks.
These Persians lie like a rug.
These Arabs are smelly.
These Persians lie like a rug.
These Japanese have buck teeth.
These Persians lie like a rug.
These Italians are gangsters.
These Persians lie like a rug.
These Persians lie like a rug.

If any of you didn't guess the single comment above that is truly a gross racist slur and completely out of bounds, then either you're dumb as The Polish or lying like a Persian rug.

On behalf of Macaca's everywhere I demand an apology from Richard Cohen for racism.


Persians invented chess, right, so I heard from an episode of the West Wing, so it must be true. Ahmadinejad's intentions can't
be any clearer if he yelled it in his face.
Also if one of those folks from Altgeld Gardens threaten you, don't take it as a metaphor, they mean to kill you. self deception seems to the currency of punditry
and high office, little wonder, that they misinterpret straight talkers of all stripes


And shortly after Paul Revere made that famous ride, Capt. Isaac Davis led his fearless Acton minutemen 6 miles to Concord fight. Upon arriving at the North Bridge, Davis joined a small group of officers discussing the situation. When Maj Buttrick offered the lead to a Concord captain, he answered, "we'd rather not." Captain Isaac Davis was then asked if he would take the lead, and he gave his famous answer, "I haven't a man that's afraid to go." Davis led his men to the bridge where they engaged the British troops. A British ball pierced his heart. He was the first officer killed in the Revolutionary war. Thankfully he had the courage to take the lead when others cowered. Please read "The First to Die"


I hate to link to CBS, but Drudge had it.

Next for airport security? Anal cavity searches.

I can't wait for Noonan's response. (For those who have forgotten, she cracked in her support of W. after she had to take her shoes off at an airport.)



You'll never get Barney off a plane.


You guys are a hoot this afternoon!


16% Like The Job Congress Is Doing
29% Americans Selfish, Putting Economy Ahead of AGW
31% say the stimulus actually hurt the economy
33% think America is going in the right direction
34% give Nancy Pelosi a "favorable" rating
34% believe in UFOs.
35% voters believe most members of Congress corrupt
36% are Very Angry with the federal government
36% somewhat confident stimulus will repair roads and bridges
38% countries who give more should have more voters in UN.
59% Say Americans Angrier Now Than Under Bush



I had a discussion with the National Park Historian for both the Boston area National Parks a few years ago and the quote "I haven't a man that's afraid to go" is even better than you describe.
An office from another town offered his men, but was turned down (for good reason, but that is another story). Davis first said "I've talked with the men" and then said, "I haven't a man that's afraid to go." Remember these were volunteer militia who elected their officers. The higher level officer was pleased that Davis had polled the members of his militia rather than offering them without asking them. When the positioning at the bridge was determined, the Acton militia was in the center because they were one of the few militia units that had bayonets. I believe the Concord militia was positioned on one of the Acton unit's flanks.


"Next for airport security? Anal cavity searches"

What with his previous experience, sounds like potential employment for Polanski when he gets out of jail.



I didn't know that thank you. Everyday on my way to and from work, I would drive by the Luther Blanchard home, then drive down the same road that the Acton Minutemen walked, on their way to Concord. And I'd drive right by the Davis Monument where the bodies of Isaac Davis, Abner Hosmer and James Hayward were interred. He really is my hero!

Since it's apple picking time here in New England, I thought I'd offer one of my favorite recipes...it's from Capt Davis's wife Hannah Davis: Baked Apple Crunch


2 lbs of Granny Smith apples
(about 8 peeled,cored,sliced)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
1 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg
1 teaspoon of ground cloves


1/2 cup of All Purpose Flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons confectioners sugar

1. Preheat oven to 350 f
2. Make the filling: In a large bowl combine apples, sugar, and spices.,Stir to coat apples thoroughly. Spoon filling into a 9" pie plate or round casserole and set aside.
3. Make the crunch: In a medium bowl combine flour, sugar, butter, and vanilla. Work the mixture between your fingers and crumble on top of the apple filling. Bake on middle shelf until golden brown. (about an hour). Garnish with confectioners sugar.

JM Hanes

I'm off to the kitchen to make Apple Crunch, but here's another time honored recipe for the Best Fruitcake Ever. For those encountering it for the first time, it is concocted with the usual flours and fruits and whiskey, combined with typical colonial flair:

Before you start, sample the whiskey to check for quality. Good, isn't it?

Select a large mixing bowl, measuring cup, etc. Check the whiskey again as it must be just right. To be sure the whiskey is of the highest quality, pour one level cup into a glass and drink as fast as you can. Repeat as needed.

Beat 1 cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl. Add 1 tsp. of thugar and beat again.

Meanwhile, make sure that the whiskey is of the finest quality. Cry another tup. Open second quart if nessary.

Add 1 arge leggs, 2 cups fried druit and beat til high. If druit gets stuck in beaters, just pry it loose with a drewscriver. Sample‘ the whiskey again, checking for tonscisticity.

Nest, sift 3 cups of salt or anything. It doesn't really matter. Sample the whiskey again.

Sift 1/2 pint lemon luice, fold in chopped butter and strained nuts. Add 1 babblespon of brown thugar, or whatever color you can find, and vix mel. Grease rovan and turn cake pan up to arm. Now pour the whole mess into the roven and ake. Check the viskey again and bo to ged.



HEH,jmh..looks like my typing on a busy day.
As for the new smuggling technique--simple to defeat..make everyone consume prunewhip an hour before boarding.


I think I just found a market for my Grizzly-scat Yogi-berry's


There you go, daddy...



Sounds like our recipe for "cooking with wine".

1. Open a bottle of wine.
2. Pour and drink a glass.
3. Cook food while repeating step 2.

JM Hanes


Simple recipes are always the best, aren't they? :-)


Geez Rocco, you are a man of many talents.

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